Road and Bridge Foreman

Location: Park County
Posted: 05/25/2021


Work Unit:      Road and Bridge Department

Supervisor:     Public Works Director

Current Classification:

Pay Grade:      16        (Salary Range 23.97 -   $29.91  )              Title: Road and Bridge Foreman




Position overview:

The position supervises and coordinates activities essential to the operation and maintenance of roads and bridges in the County under the direction of the Public Works Director.  Position is responsible for supervising the daily activities of 10+ employee’s and various contractors associated with the essential functions of the Road and Bridge Department. Being on call for emergencies at all times or designating a competent employee in situations of absence. 

All duties below are essential functions unless otherwise indicated. Duties of the position are not all inclusive and subject to change[PF1] 



  1. To inspect work areas to determine type of work required and materials and equipment to be used.
  1. To direct workers in projects such as construction of bridges, installation of culverts, ditch and roadway maintenance, and grading and drainage areas.
  1. To operate and oversee operation of equipment such as, but not limited to, trucks, backhoes, loaders, sanders, asphalt equipment, graders and/or other equipment. Including establishment and adjustments to work schedules to meet objectives.
  1. To train or oversee training of workers in operation and maintenance of equipment.
  1. To supervise and direct mechanic(s) and oversee general shop operations and repairs.
  1. To analyze production schedules and estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
  1. To ensure county policies are followed and enforces safety regulations.
  1. Interprets job orders to workers and assigns duties.
  1. Recommends measures to improve production, equipment performance, and quality of work.
  1. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.
  1. Maintains current knowledge base of road documents and laws.
  1. Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.
  1. Assists in preparation and implementation of the annual departmental budget.
  1. Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  1. Maintains time, production, and equipment inspection and maintenance records.
  1. Completes forms, permits, and other requests as required.
  1. Confers with other supervisors and foremen to coordinate activities of individual departments to serve the public.


  1. Directly supervises ten or more department laborers, truck drivers, mechanics and operating personnel.
  1. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Park County policies and applicable laws.
  1. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  1. Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time.




Must have ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must have ability to read and interpret documents such as, but not limited to, safety rules, collective bargaining agreements, blue prints, certificates of surveys, repair manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and/or other documents.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively and courteously to the public or employees of the organization needed.  Must have ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Must have ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Must have working knowledge of computer and mobile phone use including basic word processing, spreadsheet use, electronic mail correspondence, scheduling and ability to operate asset management software.


Education and Experience

 Must have 10 years of documented successful experience in related field or equivalent combination of education and documented successful experience.  Experience may include but is not limited to heavy equipment training, diesel mechanic training, surveying, engineering, and other technical training.


 Commercial drivers license ( Class A Type1)

Must secure a valid MT CDL within 90 days of employment.